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In PersonGBH Music will introduce new listeners to opera in a video series produced in collaboration with Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and New England Conservatory (NEC). Designed for newcomers and seasoned enthusiasts, “Getting into Opera” aims to ignite a passion for the genre by showcasing how powerful performances are shaped by vocal coaching and stage direction. The innovative multi-platform video series will be filmed in front of a live audience in GBH’s acoustically acclaimed Fraser Performance Studio.
The second episode features BLO Jane and Steven Akin Emerging Artists and New England Conservatory students performing some of the most emotionally resonant arias ever written. Joshua Major, Chair of Opera Studies at NEC and a celebrated opera stage director, will demonstrate how movement and direction add new emotional depth to opera scenes.
“Getting into Opera” will be hosted by Anthony Rudel, General Manager of GBH Music and author of “Tales from the Opera,” “Classical Music Top 40,” and “Imagining Don Giovanni.” Bradley Vernatter, BLO’s Stanford Calderwood General Director & CEO, will share perspectives on producing operas as part of the series.
“Getting into Opera” will be available free of charge on YouTube and other platforms. The production is made possible by a generous donation from David and Janet McCue.
7-8:30pm Performance in Fraser
8:30-9:30pm Dessert Reception in the Atrium
This event is FREE but every ticket RSVP requires an access code. The access code is provided in the communication that you received.
Event registration is required. Seating is general admission.
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In PersonJoin GBH Music in welcoming the Ulysses Quartet as its first-ever quartet in residence with a free performance at the GBH Studio at the Boston Public Library.
The Ulysses Quartet's season-long partnership as quartet in residence furthers GBH Music's ongoing effort to connect with listeners of all backgrounds and ages. The partnership will span over fifty performances and events throughout the year, including with the Boston Public and Massachusetts schools.
Please note that this event was originally scheduled for March 13 at 12pm.
Registration is encouraged for this free event.
Photo credit: Lara St. John
This event is presented with support from CRB and the Ulysses Quartet.
The Ulysses Quartet’s residency at GBH is made possible by a generous contribution from the Mattina R. Proctor Foundation.
Live music at the Boston Public Library, Thursdays at 6:00.
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As part of its commitment to making world-class live music available to the broadest possible audience, GBH Music welcomes the Ulysses Quartet as its first-ever quartet in residence.